The Watering Hole, Tuesday January 26, 2016 – Environmental News and Food Politics.

Pop Quiz: How many trees are there in the world?

A)  1 billion

B) 500 million

C) 500 billion

D) 3 trillion

E) 50 billion

ANSWER

 

23 thoughts on “The Watering Hole, Tuesday January 26, 2016 – Environmental News and Food Politics.

  1. Hey! I got it right, 3 trillionionish…
    Unless, of course, we somehow elect a bozoid repuglycan president this year, and then that number will quickly be reduced, in the name of progress and profit.

    • I was surprised the number was so small — figured there must be a trillion in Colorado alone! Actually, 3 trillion really is smaller than I would have guessed, given how widespread across the globe are forests in one form or another.

    • Trillion is pretty damned big, actually. A simple example I’ve always appreciated:

      One million seconds is a little over 11 1/5 days.

      One billion seconds is 31 years, and well into August.

      A TRILLION seconds is a thousand times that, which puts you painting animals in the caves at Lescaux.

  2. Good grief. Where does it end, the scourge of official religious advocacy? What’s the word for Christer Jihad?

    Judge Orders State To Give Millions In Subsidies To Creationist Amusement Park

    The state of Kentucky must give millions of dollars in tax subsidies to a Noah’s Ark theme park owned by a creationist ministry, even though that ministry refuses to comply with the state’s request not to engage in hiring discrimination, according to an opinion by a George W. Bush appointee to the federal bench. Under Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove’s opinion, the creationist group Answers in Genesis (AiG) stands to gain up to $18 million.

  3. Gosh, now Abe Vigoda has left us. To be honest though, I did not know he was still around – and yes, I new of the false reports years ago.

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